Press Release No : 24/2019
Date : 20 December 2019
The Reserve Bank of Fiji has announced the appointment of Mr Poasa Werekoro as Chief Manager Financial System Development Group, with effect from 01 January 2020.
Mr Werekoro joined the Reserve Bank of Fiji in September 2007 as a Domestic Markets Officer in the Financial Markets Group and was promoted to Manager Domestic Markets on 02 May 2011. In January 2016, he participated in a one year executive attachment program with the Economics Group and in January 2017 was appointed Manager External Conditions.
Mr Werekoro has been acting as the Chief Manager Financial System Development since 02 January 2018.
He attained his Masters in Science degree specialising in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Econometrics and Finance) degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia.
In announcing the appointment, the Governor and Chairman of the Reserve Bank of Fiji Board, Mr Ariff Ali congratulated Mr Werekoro and looks forward to his contribution to the leadership of the Bank.
Chief Manager Governor’s Office, Ms Lorraine Seeto will be leaving the Reserve Bank of Fiji after 38 years of service.
Ms Seeto started her career with the Central Monetary Authority, the forerunner to the Reserve Bank of Fiji in December 1981 as an Assistant Research Officer. She spent 17 years in the Research Department and was promoted as the first female to the Executive Management team in 1998 as Chief Manager Currency and Corporate Services. She served as Chief Manager Corporate Planning and Assurance from 2001 and was appointed Advisor to the Governors in 2010. In 2014, she was appointed Chief Manager Risk and Communications and Chief Manager Governor’s Office in 2018.
The Board and Management of the Reserve Bank of Fiji thank Ms Seeto for her dedication, commitment and contribution to the Bank.